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Another RapidWeaver blog

Yes, it's true: one more blog about our favorite web site building application for MacOSX. But this one is a little different. It started back in 2011 as a blog focusing solely on free and low-cost stuff for (producing a web site with) RapidWeaver: themes, tools, tips, tricks, anything, as long as it was free – or low-cost.
    Over time, the Stacks plugin became more popular, and coding yourself was no longer an option for many people, so I started to develop my own stacks in the spirit of the blog: free (well, actually pay-what-you-want) and low-cost.
    This blog evolved with it, and is now primarily about those new stacks, although from time to time I will post about other free and low-cost stuff for RapidWeaver.

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Do you know something free (or low-cost) & useful related to RapidWeaver not mentioned here? Have a suggestion for a subject to write about here or for a new stack?
Tips, questions and remarks are always welcomed.
Just and help expand this little blog!

Stacks 3 compatibility

There appears to be some doubts, and even confusion, about my stacks being compatible with the forthcoming Stacks 3 plugin. Please be assured that all my stack do work.

I know of at least one occasion where a fellow stacks developer blamed my stacks for the problems that appeared when using Stacks 3. They just stated that ‘If Marathia has not updated their stacks for Stacks 3, they will not work in Stacks 3, it is their issue to fix.’

They were wrong. That's no surprise, because as Isaia from YourHead states on his github page ‘there are no known breaking changes at this time All stacks that follow best practices in web design and use the API responsibly should work in Stacks 3 without modification.’ (source)

Unfortunately they did not test my stacks properly, and didn’t ask me if there was a problem with those stacks in Stacks 3. This really made me cranky. Competition is great — as long as it is fair competition.

Because I’m only a one man band with 52 different stack out in the wild, and a life besides stacks development, I decided to first test if the current versions of my stacks indeed work with Stacks 3. I did not find a single problem.

I’m now in the process of preparing updates of my stacks in order to take full advantage of the new possibilities of Stacks 3. Non of the changes is critical, it’s only about new resolutions for the icons, new author information and tags to improve the search results within the plugin. You can expect them in a few days. Meanwhile, you can keep using my stacks with Stacks 3 as you did with Stacks 2.

Am I wrong because you found a bug in one of my stacks while working with Stacks 3? Just leave a comment and I’ll be happy to look into it!

Update August 31: I did it! All stacks are updated! My apologies to those who bought some of my stacks in the last days and are confronted with updates immediately. Things took a little longer than expected…

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